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Getting to know Antarctica

Your travel list looks a bit like this:

Australia ✅

New Zealand ✅

Asia ✅

…. so where should you go next?

With temperatures that average around -10°C Antarctica might not be the first place that comes to mind when you are planning your next adventure but with it’s breathtaking landscape and local inhabitants of penguins this is a place that should not be overlooked.  If you need to brush up on your Antarctica knowledge then look no further, G Adventures share their fun facts.

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Feel the chill and meet the locals

Brrrr is it cold in here or is that just me? Things are about to get chilly as we take you on a trip to the North and South Pole. An adventure to the Arctic or Antarctica will stay with you for a lifetime. Both landscapes are truly breath-taking and like nowhere else on the planet. In these climates you never know what will happen; one day you could be trekking past penguins and the next catching a glimpse of polar bears hunting.Join the MS Expedition and give David Attenborough a run for his money!

Wrap up warm and get ready to feel the chill…

Love at first sight


Image: G Adventures

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21 Travel Expert Tips for Planning a Round the World Trip

Planning a round the world trip that you will remember forever is one of the most exciting things you will ever do. The planning stages are almost as much a part of the experience as actually living it, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t daunting.

There’s a lot to consider, lots of choices to make, and lots of things you shouldn’t forget. Luckily, we’re experts in putting together these types of trips and have a huge team of people – all travellers themselves – who are here to help you. It’s why they do what they do. They’ve been there, done that, and they’re enthusiastic about sharing their own knowlege and experience with you, and wannabe travellers just like you.

Don’t forget you can visit any of our stores all over the UK, at any time, to talk travelling with any of our Travel Experts, but, to give you a little head start with your plans, I’ve grilled a selection of them for their top tips to get you started.

Speak to the locals and embrace new cultures as much as possible.

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21 Packing Tips

When it comes to packing for a trip how many of you feel a little… um…. stressed out? Yep, me too.

‘Have I taken too much?’, ‘Should I bring that thing that I might need, even though I never use it at home?’, ‘Should I take my straighteners?’, ‘Are 12 pairs of shorts a little excessive?’, ‘My bag won’t shut!’ Sound familiar?

To try and answer a few of these frequently asked questions, below are 21 tips to help make the packing experience a little easier. We’ve already given you 20 Packing List Essentials so you know what to take, but now, here are 21 tips to help with how you pack it all together.

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7 Perfect Places to Pap a Penguin

OK admit it, who’s been watching Spy in the Huddle on BBC One over the past few weeks and is now hastily planning a tour of all the penguin hotspots of the world? Me too!

There are more places to get up close to penguins than you might think, so I’m counting down seven of the best spots around the world where you can pay a visit and make like the paparazzi for some pretty incredible, and very cute, holiday snaps.

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